Forrest and I did speak about this in August of last year. Additionally many individuals also brought up their variations of it in the New Website suggestion post, located here: http://www.thewreckingcre ... opic/new-website-n3u
There are going to be four "award" systems.
The first system, and most important to me is the training qualifications - they're awards of sort. Similar to our current system. They're different in that the trainer awards them directly. It also notes when they were awarded it, as well as who by when hovered over. If it was awarded by a quiz, the latter will state that.
The second system is commendations. Every person who writes an AAR gets to give their commendation to an individual in the operation (or no-one, if they choose so) that they personally believe performed the best from their perspective. How you would like to judge that is entirely personal. A total count of these commendations is displayed below a persons avatar when posting. Currently there's no interaction with it - I'll look into displaying a log in a light-box if you were to click it. They do show who you awarded one to in your AAR.
The third system is special case awards that can be issued by a member of management, at any time. These are most probably going to be for noteworthy/humorous events.
The last system is not
a release feature. At the end of each month there will be the chance to vote for an individual in each award category for their performance in the last month. These will be permanently displayed. The categories will be chosen by management, as they'll need me most probably to make some imagery for it. It's something we can display on the front page with new member promotions.
The award pips are temporary. Someone was working on some for me. It's on my list to revisit before release.
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